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说话 shuō huà: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

说话 (shuō huà) English Meaning

  • to speak
  • to say
  • to talk
  • to gossip
  • to tell stories
  • talk
  • word

Traditional Characters: 說話

说 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

话 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 谁教你说话?
    Shéi jiào nǐ shuōhuà?
    Who taught you to speak?
  • 别这样说话。
    Bié zhèyàng shuōhuà.
    Don’t talk like that.
  • 我等着她说话。
    Wǒ děngzhe tā shuōhuà.
    I waited for her to speak.
  • 不要和我说话!
    Bùyào hé wǒ shuōhuà!
    Don’t talk to me.
  • 你想跟谁说话?
    Nǐ xiǎng gēn shéi shuōhuà?
    Who do you want to talk to?
  • 我对自己说话。
    Wǒ duì zìjǐ shuōhuà.
    I talk to myself.

Stroke Order & Character Components

说 (shuō): to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说/Rìxīnshuō heliocentric theory)

  •  (yán): speech
  •  (duì): to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦(bā guà), symbolizing swamp; ☱

话 (huà): dialect; language; spoken words; speech; talk; words; conversation; what sb said; CL: 種/种(zhǒng), 席 (xí), 句 (jù), 口 (kǒu), 番(fān)

  • 讠 (yán): speech
    舌 (shé): tongue

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 说

HSK 1 Word List

  • 说(shuō): to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 话

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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